There are five National Student Poets who are named by the White House. One of them, 16 year old Weston Clark, recently visited Pelham High School, and led a library full of students in a poetry workshop.
Clark read his own poetry and recounted the story of meeting First Lady Michelle Obama. The Pelham students listened as he read his own poem”Flames”.
It was the first time that Clark had led a poetry workshop for high school students since he was named one of the five 2015 National Student Poets. Clark will lead similar workshops in the future, near his home in Zionville, Indiana, and at Native American Reservations.
The workshop at Pelham was not random, as Clark is nephew of Superintendent Amanda Lecaroz.
“Not many schools get to hear from a national poet,” said Lecaroz. “I’m very proud of him.”